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Mag's 940 Guest House

2.5 out of 5.0

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I stayed long enough to book another hotel. This guest house was probably the worst I "stayed in" (all of an hour while I found a new hotel). No mention of the live band rattling the room at 12.30am, no security or reception, sofa dumped in the hallway, poor facilities, shabby room (understatement) and dirty bed sheets. Wardrobe was falling apart and furniture was terrible and not well reflected in the photographs. I wouldn’t put a stray cat in here and would like a refund on what I paid out. I was there for an hour until my taxi arrived and only came back a couple of days later as left my phone charger in the room as I was leaving. I did met the owner when I went back for my charger and I was to embarrassed to say my true feelings on the room, and possibly slightly unnerved due to the location and demeanour of the bar below the property. i will be giving this the lowest ratings on and Tripadvisor. The property was unclean, poorly decorated and in a state of disrepair and didn’t feel safe with poor locks on entry door and room door. Really not impressed and feel the picture on the Booking website do not reflect the true image of the property. At over £560 for 4 nights, booking this was a terrible and costly mistake. It was so bad I spent several hundreds of pounds booking somewhere else. I have stayed in some basic rooms before but this really was that bad...

Attdsnded a drag queen show with male stripper fun afterwards.... fun fun fun... ms ivy was fabulous... themed strippers firemen, policemen etc .... very fun. Very entertaining for all the bridal parties that were there. The strippers worked hard to entertain. I would go back just for fun.

I, too, had a horrible experience, consistent with other one-star reviews. This place is simply a crappy flophouse. I would encourage avoiding this place. But if you, too, have a bad experience here, please send me a dm. Thanks.

I'm not sure if other rooms are the same like ours but even though the decoration is not bad, the light in unit D is not bright enough and there is no light between the bedroom and the bathroom. Pay $55 for room service but there is none. The Wifi is ridiculously weak or just sign off suddenly. The entrance smells weird and the wall is poorly soundproofed. There is no staffs here when we arrive so we have to handle everything by ourselves. Sometimes I find no one closes or locks the door to the main street. I don't know about others but I will not come back.

Over nite getaway to Mags 940 on Elysian Fields. Good neighborhood, one block from the streetcar line, short drive from thhe French Quarter. Big variety of bars with live entertainment within walking distance. Pay attention to the square footage of the room you select, stay away from suite D if you can. Suite B is over 800 sq ft. If you are a clean freak stay away, you will not be happpy. The room rate is cheap, but there is a cleaning charge as well, that can make a 1 nite stay less economical. This is a self check in via lock box, but the bar downstairs will help with any issues. We had a good experience, will stay there again.

This place is terrible, especially Unit D, which has no windows. It is the room shown online with a purple wall, a green wall, a yellow ceiling and an ancient television on top of the dresser. Unit D is on the second floor above a bar that plays dance music late into the night. You will hear the bass pounding through the floor. I heard music until around 3 a.m. when I finally fell asleep. There are three doors that enter guest room Unit D. The first is the one you enter via the hallway. Unit D has a small corridor between the bedroom and the bathroom. There is a door on both sides of this corridor. One door goes to the janitor's closet. This door had a deadbolt on it, but I know the door goes to the janitor's closet because the main hallway door that goes to the janitor's closet was unlocked. The other door in the corridor between Unit D's bedroom and bathroom is the most unsafe. I did not even noticed this other door until the next morning because there is not switch to turn on the light in the corridor. This door goes to an office that has its own stairwell leading downstairs, possibly to the bar on the first floor. As a tenant, you CANNOT lock this door to the office. The lock is on the office side of the door. So if anyone in that office wants to unlock the door and enter your room, they can. I do not understand how this space is legally rented as a hotel room. There is no one on site to help with your room. You are e-mailed a code to get into main entrance, the downstairs hallway. This door is often unlocked so anyone can walk into the building, especially if the wind has already blown the door open. Then there is another code to enter into a small box outside Unit D to get the key to enter the room. I doubt this code is changed with each customer as the one night I stayed there a man kept trying to enter the correct code at 2:30 in the morning, hoping to get the key to enter the room. He finally yelled, "Is someone already in there?" I responded yes that it was my room and he argued with me saying it was his room and that he had stayed there the previous night. The next morning I looked at the code he had entered and it was only one digit off from entering the right code to open the box. Fortunately I had my room door locked and the key inside with me. The furniture is old and dirty looking. I did not feel at ease sitting in the chair or even on the bed's comforter. The bathroom is sketchy. There was trash caught in the sink drain and the cabinet under the sink looked horrible. You will be charged a cleaning fee on top of what you are charged for the room. The cleaning fee was $55 at the time I stayed there. I canceled the other two nights I had booked there. I was refunded the cost of the two nights but as of writing this review I was still charged tax for all three nights. I have written to the management twice about the tax issue.

On January 20th I booked Mag's Guest House and had a truly horrific experience that has left me shaken and unsettled. I have reached out to the guest house directly to complain but they have not responded, as of yet. The hotel had no reception, but we received an email about a lockbox outside of the building and another outside the actual room. There was no one around inside the hotel or apparently in the other rooms. The room we were assigned had two other locked doors inside of it that were locked from the other side, and while I assume one lead to the neighboring room, the other seemed to lead into a hallway or stairwell. We dropped our stuff in the room around 8pm and when we came back to the room at 2am all of my credit cards were lying outside of my wallet which had been pulled out from my bag where I hid it, the lights in the bathroom were on and the toilet seat was up. This really shook us up and I called and had my credit cards cancelled. There was no number to call anyone that worked in the hotel itself to complain. We made sure our door was locked and went to sleep, we both woke up suddenly later in the night and my friend who was with me said she saw the outline of someone else in our room. But we cannot confirm this for sure. The next morning we left quickly and it has taken me about a week to emotionally process what happened. If that isn't enough the rooms were unclean, sketchy, cheaply haphazardly put together and the laugh of it is that they charged an extortionate cleaning fee..but it is unclear what they are using the cleaning fee for?

You’ll be hard pressed to find more friendly, even humorous, service anywhere. If you stick around, you might even get treated to some entertainment on the main stage. They can mix drinks with the best of them. Definitely worth a stop and easy to get to from the Washington Square area.

The pictures looked great but this place is a dump. It was remodeled on the cheap with paint covering up past sins. The plaster had fallen from the walls in several places and the were vines growing in through the bedroom window. The furniture looked like it came from Goodwill with the fabric torn in several places. There was only one small hook and a small towel bar to hang towels in the shower. The shower floor was filthy and unfinished and there were bugs.There was no maid service, so we ran out of towels The toilet was on a platform so high that our feet did not touch the floor. The bar patrons from next door could stare in at us through the small flimsy curtains, providing no privacy. The room was not ready for check in on time. There was a coffee maker and condiments but no coffee or cups. This is the worst accommodation experience we have ever had. We couldn't wait to leave. To top off this terrible stay, the additional charges were exorbitant, the cost of an additional night.

We stayed at Mags for Jazz Fest. It's a cute little place with lots of character. It sits above a small local bar with a friendly atmosphere. The bartender was friendly and informative on places to try since this was our first time in New Orleans. The best thing about it is the location. Just a block or so away from Frenchman Street and Bourbon Street so you can park your car and explore the sites on foot immediately. It's a great place to stay if you're coming for a party type atmosphere. If you're looking for a quiet type getaway...this is not the place for you. There's no sound barriers so you can hear the music from the bar and every conversation in the rooms near you. The larger suites are probably a little more comfortable to stay in. We were in room D and I wouldn't recommend it. There is no window to the outside and the lighting was terrible even during the day. I had to do my makeup outside because I couldn't see well enough in the room. There's only 2 outlets (none in the bathroom) so I had to blow dry my hair in the main room. The TV was old and didn't work very well, but that's only a minor thing since we were out the majority of the time. Again, the location is fantastic and the place itself is cute! But if you like more comforts in your room, it's not for you.

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Frenchmen Street and Royal Street
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas

Located in Faubourg Marigny, Mag's 940 Guest House is adjacent to Frenchmen Street and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Royal Street. This 5-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a ceiling fan and an ironing board.

Property features

Guests of Mag's 940 Guest House enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Mag's Guest House Suite A

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Mag's Guest House Suite E

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Mag's Guest House Suite D

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Mag's Guest House Suite C

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

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